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Second district candidates make final surge

Posted: 8:22 AM, Nov 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-05 14:31:28Z

With election day fast approaching, congressional candidates in Omaha made their final push for votes. 

On Sunday morning, Kara Eastman  hit the streets, canvassing and speaking with voters ahead of an appearance in Central Omaha Sunday night. 

 "I talked to them about the idea that we need people right now who are going to stand up and fight for democracy, things that most people care about," Eastman said, "most people at the doors tell me healthcare is the number one issue that they're concerned about."

Meanwhile, Bacon went door to door in West Omaha. 

"I wish I could say there's one issue I know the number one issue right now is civility and just decency. I hear that way more than anything else," he said. "I had a little gathering last night with four union presidents and that was a top issue losing hard-earned healthcare that they've negotiated."

Joseph Morton, the Washington Bureau Chief at the Omaha World-Herald, has been keeping an eye on what is driving voters in the local races and he noted the Republicans are focusing on the economy and immigration while for Democrats, its all about healthcare.